Theatre: New Plays: Dec. 15, 1924

The Harem. David Belasco received from the French Government the cross of the Legion of Honor for distinguished contributions to the advancement of Art. A few days later, he produced one of the cheapest plays of his career. The critics wrote vaguely favorable reports, possibly thanks to the Belasco tradition, possibly thanks to the popularity of Lenore Ulric.

The piece is a watercolor replica of The Guardsman with strident coloring where subtlety was essential. A husband works busily at his amours through a yellow satin bedroom...

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